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Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study.

October 9, 2012 | Research Brief

Dr. Jennifer Dowd publishes in Social Science and Medicine: Neighborhood-level stressors, social support, and diurnal patterns of cortisol: the Chicago Community Adult Health Study. The authors found that residents of neighborhoods with higher stress and lower social support had blunted levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggesting that low rather than high cortisol patterns may […]

Pediatric lead exposures and health effects from hazardous waste sites in Asia

October 5, 2012 | Research Brief

Dr. Jack Caravanos publishes in Environmental Research: The Burden of Disease from Pediatric Lead Exposure at Hazardous Waste Sites in 7 Asian Countries with collaborators from Blacksmith Institute and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. The paper describes the collection of environmental data and estimates of childhood disease impairment in 7 Asian Countries. It is part […]

Childhood obesity and human capital accumulation

October 5, 2012 | Research Brief

The prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled over the last 25 years, and in addition to increased risks of many chronic diseases, obesity may also be linked to lower skill attainment, poor social competency, and poorer labor outcomes.

Dr. Lorna Thorpe Publishes Measures of Adiposity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2004

June 30, 2011 | Research Brief

New York City has a lower prevalence of obesity and elevated waist circumference but a higher prevalence of elevated waist-to-height ratio than found nationally. Further investigation into the optimal adiposity measure to predict CVD risk across racial/ethnic populations may be warranted.

Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg and Dean Kenneth Olden Publish Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

June 20, 2011 | Research Brief

Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Dr. Kenneth Olden is dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. The essay, Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, is published in this month’s Preventing Chronic Disease.

Dr. Marianne C. Fahs and Dr. William T. Gallo publish: The influence of neighborhood factors on the quality of life of older adults attending New York City senior centers: results from the Health Indicators Project

May 25, 2011 | Research Brief

Dr. Marianne C. Fahs is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Co- Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity.  Dr. William T. Gallo is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Here is the  abstract of their most recent publication […]

Dr. Heidi Jones publishes: Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy Among Women With Chlamydia Infection at an Urban Family Planning Clinic

May 19, 2011 | Research Brief

Dr. Heidi Jones  is an assistant professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Here is the  abstract to her most recent publication appearing in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Background: Reinfection with chlamydia is common and expedited partner therapy (EPT) decreases reinfection in clinical trials. Many clinical practices have adopted EPT […]